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Missouri Auditor Candidate Faces Questions Over Eligibility

Missouri Auditor Candidate Faces Questions Over Eligibility

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) — A Missouri candidate who recently claimed a surprise victory in the Republican primary for state auditor is now facing questions about if she’s lived in the state long enough to be eligible to run. The state Constitution outlines that an auditor must have been a Missouri resident for 10 years…

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Slain Felon Lied to Buy Firearm Before Wounding 3 Officers

Slain Felon Lied to Buy Firearm Before Wounding 3 Officers

KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) — Authorities say a homicide suspect who was killed by Kansas City police after wounding three officers was able to pass a firearm-purchase background check despite an extensive criminal history in Oklahoma. The Kansas City Star reports that the FBI says 25-year-old Marlin Mack provided false biographical information to an Independence gun…

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Illinois to Impose Tougher Penalty for Texting While Driving

Illinois to Impose Tougher Penalty for Texting While Driving

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) — People caught texting while driving will face stiffer penalties under a new Illinois law. Starting July 1, 2019 drivers caught texting will be issued a moving violation that will go on their driving record. Anyone convicted of three moving violations in a 12-month period may have their license suspended. Under the…

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Illinois Democrats, Minus Biden, Boost Election Hopefuls

Illinois Democrats, Minus Biden, Boost Election Hopefuls

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) — Illinois Democrats are gearing up for a record turnout for their annual state fair gathering, but they’ll be missing their star. Former Vice President Joe Biden was scheduled to keynote the Democratic County Chairs Association brunch. But the Democrat announced Tuesday night he’s ill and doctor’s orders prohibit his travel. The…

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Staffer for Rep. Rodney Davis Arrested at Campaign Event

Staffer for Rep. Rodney Davis Arrested at Campaign Event

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) — The field director for Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis’s re-election campaign has been charged with felony aggravated battery after he allegedly got into a physical altercation at a campaign event for Davis’ opponent. The (Decatur) Herald & Review reports that its media partner WCIA obtained a video that appears to show Levi Lovell…

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